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Lance Lynn strikes out seven in loss vs. Rays
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn took a loss Wednesday, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings and striking out seven in his team's 3-0 defeat against the Rays.

Lynn (11-7) turned in his fourth straight quality start Wednesday, but he was outdueled by the opposition to end his three-game winning streak. He owns a 3.05 ERA and 117:49 K:BB ratio in 127 innings. Lynn is set to take on the Padres Tuesday.

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Rangers acquire two minor-league pitchers
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Rangers have acquired pitchers Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson from the Tigers.

Texas will give up closer Joakim Soria in the deal. Knebel has tossed 8 2/3 innings in the majors this season, but has mostly pitched in the minors. He has a 1.62 ERA spread over two levels. Thompson is currently in Double-A. He's posted a 3.06 ERA over two levels. 

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Tigers set to acquire Joakim Soria
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Tigers have traded for Rangers reliever Joakim Soria , according to 97.1 The Ticket. The move was confirmed by CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Tigers bullpen has struggled this season, collectively posting a 4.41 ERA. That is the fifth worst figure among major-league bullpens. Soria has been solid this season, posting a 2.70 ERA over 33 1/3 innings. It's unclear whether Soria will be used as the closer, or if he'll set up Joe Nathan.

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Freddie Freeman slugs 14th home run Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1 for 3 with a walk and a three-run home run in his team's 6-1 victory over the Marlins.

Freeman was just 1 for 24 in his previous six games coming into Wednesday, and his home run was just his first of the month. Even with his recent struggles, Freeman has still hit .284/.375/.479 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI in 388 at-bats.

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Nathan Eovaldi gives up five runs in loss vs. Braves
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was stuck with a loss Wednesday, giving up five earned runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out two in his team's 6-1 defeat against the Braves.

Eovaldi (5-6) has gone 0-3 over his last five starts while surrendering 22 earned runs in 31 innings. He fell behind 5-0 after just two innings when he surrendered a three-run home run in the second frame. Eovaldi owns a 4.20 ERA and 90:26 K:BB ratio in 130 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Nationals Monday.

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Ervin Santana strikes out 10 in win vs. Marlins
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Braves pitcher Ervin Santana picked up a win Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and three walks in 7 1/3 innings while striking out 10 in his team's 6-1 victory over the Marlins.

Santana (9-6) recorded double-digit strikeouts for just the second time this season after striking out only one batter in his previous start. He owns a 3.87 ERA and 107:37 K:BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings. Santana is slated to face the Padres Monday.

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Phillies scouting Tigers prospect Jake Thompson
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Phillies had a scout at Double-A Erie's game Wednesday to watch Tigers pitching prospect Jake Thompson, MLB.com reports.

Thompson, who struck out the only two batters he faced in the All-Star Futures Game earlier this month, gave up one run in five innings and struck out five in this outing. The Tigers are on the lookout for bullpen help and could be a match with the Phillies, who have Jonathan Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo on the market.

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Buddy Carlyle outrighted to Triple-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mets pitcher Buddy Carlyle has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Carlyle gave up one earned run in seven innings over five appearances with the Mets. He return to a 2.16 ERA and 36:12 K:BB ratio with Las Vegas.

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Yunel Escobar ejected for arguing strikes
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rays infielder Yunel Escobar was ejected for arguing strikes Wednesday.

Escobar singled in his first at-bat,  but was ejected after his second appearance. He was called out on strikes, and was ejected after arguing with the umpire. Escobar finished the game 1 for 2, with a run scored.

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Ubaldo Jimenez gets through bullpen session
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was able to get through a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, according to MLB.com. 

Jimenez also performed some running drills. He's attempting to work his way back from an ankle injury. It's unclear what the next step is in Jimenez's recovery process. Over 99 2/3 innings, he's posted a 4.52 ERA. 

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